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Realpolitik

actual caption,  "age wateva...they got$$$$"
actual caption, “age wateva…they got$$$$”

An obvious student of Otto von Bismarck, she’ll be the first to tell you it’s like Milton Friedman said,

“Selfishness is not myopic selfishness. It is whatever it is that interests the participants, whatever they value, whatever goals they pursue. The scientist seeking to advance the frontiers of his discipline, the philantrophist seeking to bring comfort to the needy, the missionary seeking to convert infidels to the true faith – all are pursuing their interests, as they see them, as they judge them by their own values.”

Or really more to the point, from Capitalism and Freedom,

What kind of society isn’t structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system.

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